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Bomb scare?

By Le Piou de Pomme

By Le Piou de Pomme

Saturday, time to make a stop by The Minibar again, and to enjoy some art by our youngest artist here in Cafe Crem: Le Piou de Pomme

Now, I am not a person who normally tries to analyse paintings when I see one, not at all. But when I see some childrens art, something in me automatically tries “to understand”- With children’s art I always have the feeling that there is a well defined message within the painting, that the little artists are ALWAYS trying to tell us something very concrete, or to express some very precise feeling. When I compare them with myself, who always has a totally empty brain when I start a painting, it seems to be a huge difference.

Am I right, what do you think? I would really love to know your opinion.

Anyway, my first reaction when I saw this one was to ask:

“Oh God, what does that mean???”

I really had not a clue, where I normally have a spontaneous interpretation (not pretending here that I am right with it!)

My second reaction was to think that I was in front of three terrorists here, the two in the background carrying a bomb, and all three wanted to attack the train on the top. I suppose this is a strong emotional reaction from me to the red & black colours, and above all to the black thing the people in the background are carrying. But why I saw a bomb there, I don’t know. It might be because I saw another drawing from Piou the other day, where he had drawn a love bomb for his mother… now, a love bomb, this really looks like our so tender and lovely Piou! But real terrorists?

Now I tend to think that these three people are going on holiday to some exotic land where the people wear such funny hats on their heads and that the black thing is a suitcase. But this interpretation might well be inspired by some insider info I have got… 🙂

Pomme, if you, know, please tell me what the drawing means. I’m really dying to know!

And 1000 thanks again to you, Piou, and 1000 kisses too,  for sharing with us your wonderful drawings!

By Miki

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March 7, 2009 - Posted by | Art, Le Piou de Pomme, painting, Parents and Children, personal, psychology, The MiniBar | , , , ,

10 Comments »

  1. Oh Miki ! que tu m’as fait rire !
    C’est le père Noël et ses lutins et le traineau, comme Piou ne veut pas croire qu’il puisse voler, il met des rails ! (pour ce que je le connais)

    Tu as parfaitement raison : les dessins des enfants sont matière à interprêtation. D’ailleurs, les psychologues s’en servent beaucoup pour comprendre le fonctionnement psychique. Ce qui n’est pas du tout le cas pour les adultes.

    Comment by Pomme | March 7, 2009

  2. This is really neat! Miki, don’t colours havea symbolic reason for you? Red suits with a black belt around the middle are usually a symbol for Santa Claus!! I think it’s elves carrying a large present with a bow on top of it.

    They came in on the train because it’s a special delivery.

    At least, that’s my interpretation of this painting. I think this is wonderful!!!

    Comment by Bonny | March 7, 2009

  3. J’ai eu la même vision que Pomme : Piou est un enfant de son temps, de son époque qui passe plus par le TGV que par le tapis d’Aladin ! Il est donc logique que le traîneau soit un train spécial pour Noël. 2 lutins amènent les cadeaux au Père Noël. Ca ne peut être que le père Noël puisqu’il a un costume plus sophistiqué avec ses gros boutons. Les lutins, simples manutentionnaires, n’en ont pas !

    En tout ca, un bien joli dessin.

    Comment by Joël | March 7, 2009

  4. As I read Pomme’s comment, I really could not stop to laugh any more, thinking of how crazy I must be to have mistaken Santa Claus and his assistants for terrorists!!!!

    And you should have seen Kevin’s face as he read my post: he simply couldn’t believe it, as he saw at once that it was Santa Claus. He said:
    “You are totally banana!”

    I guess I am…

    Now Pomme, if the psychologists don’t use adult’s paintings to understand how they psychologically function, they might use their interpretation of children’s drawings!! 🙂
    As I know that you are a very good psychologist, and on the way to make it your profession, I would be very interested to know what YOU would say about my interpretation of terrorists…

    By the way thanks to all of you not to tell me publicly that I must be “banana”… 🙂

    Missing especially Joel’s usual perspicacity here 🙂

    Comment by Miki | March 8, 2009

  5. @ Bonny
    I don’t really know if colours have “a symbolic reason” for me, but i certainly react very strongly to colours. Red and black together says “danger’ to me. I love the combination by the way, very powerful.

    Tiger Woods, the golf world champion (is he still?) used to wear black trousers and a vibrant red shirt on the days of the American Tour finales. He said it was his way to warn his competitors, to signalise his attacking mood, his will to win… I feel the same…

    I certainly don’t associate Santa Claus to red and black, much more to red and white. But it might be because I never really saw him… 🙂

    Comment by Miki | March 8, 2009

  6. Well, call me ‘normal” but I saw Santa straight away! – albeit wearing a jean-paul gaultier styled chapeau!
    I’m thinking of conducting some rorsasch inkblot tests on Miki…just to see what happens! 😉

    In the meantime – a lovely picture, piou! x

    Comment by kevmoore | March 8, 2009

  7. Oh que j’ai ri ! j’avais déjà beaucoup ri en te lisant mais ton commentaire est vraiment excellent !
    Banana !!! (tu me verrais rire !)

    Je pense que tu n’as tout simplement plus de rêves d’enfants pour Noël parce que tu es passée dans le monde des adultes.
    Ton imaginaire est bien au delà !

    Je pense aussi que tu as été influencée par le dessin que j’avais publié sur mon blog avec le coeur et la bombe. Non ?

    Kevin, Santa Claus is so modern ! 😆 but he hasn’t yet skirt !

    Comment by Pomme | March 8, 2009

  8. Pomme, je suppose que tu as raison, je n’ai plus de rêves d’enfants, ni pour Noël ni pour autres…
    D’ailleurs je ne me souviens pas avoir eu des rêves d’enfants quand j’étais petite… ou bien c’est ma mémoire qui flanche. ou bien j’en ai vraiment pas eu, trop loin de là que j’étais avec mes maths…

    “Banana” j’adore aussi!

    Comment by Miki | March 8, 2009

  9. Oh Miki ! tu as réveillé un vieux souvenir chez moi !!
    Lorsque j’étais petite et que j’ai commencé à savoir faire des opérations (je suppose vers 8 / 9 ans), le soir, tout le monde avait le droit de regarder un peu la télévision.
    Moi, je me mettais à la table de salle à manger et je prenais un cahier et je m’inventais un tas d’opérations à faire.
    Je revois encore mon cahier comme si c’était hier.
    En revanche, je ne me souviens plus si j’avais des rêves … des peurs sans doute, ça oui.

    Comment by Pomme | March 8, 2009

  10. C’est marrant ce que tu me racontes! Moi je passais mon temps libre à faire des maths pour mon plaisir, et je faisais çà sur la table de la salle à manger, mais avec toujours la télé allumée dans le fond! Çà devait m’inspirer!

    Comment by Miki | March 9, 2009


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